Pelvic Physical Therapy

 

Pelvic physical therapy (PT) is a form of rehabilitation that focuses on pelvic problems including urinary and/or stool leakage, constipation, pelvic organ prolapse, painful vaginal exam or intercourse, pudendal neuralgia and many others. Pelvic PTs specialize in treating the joints, muscles and other soft tissues in the low back, hips and pelvis to address these conditions.

Pelvic PTs use strengthening, stretching, manual therapy, education and instructional techniques to improve muscle and soft tissue mobility and improve the way your body works.

Call 706-774-2166 or email JESSICACOFFEY@UH.ORG for more information.

WE TREAT:

  • Back pain
  • Bowel dysfunction
    • Fecal incontinence, urgency, smearing
    • Constipation
    • Some forms of diarrhea
  • Connective tissue disorders
    • Scar adhesions
    • Hypermobility
      • Ehlers-Danlos
      • Pregnancy-related
  • Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse – male or female anatomy)
  • Hip pain
  • Pelvic injury
    • Stress fracture
    • Post-traumatic fracture
  • Pelvic muscle weakness or incoordination
  • Pelvic pain
    • Prostate pain
    • Tailbone pain
    • Vaginismus
    • Painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
    • Vulvar pain
    • Testicular/penile pain
  • Peripartum
    • Diastasis Recti
    • Pubic symphysis separation
    • Perineal tearing and related fecal incontinence
    • Hip, pelvic, and/or low back pain
    • Pushing lessons
  • Prolapse
    • Cystocele, uterine prolapse, rectocele
  • Urinary
    • Interstitial cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Urethral syndrome
    • Incontinence
      • Stress
      • Urge
      • Functional
      • Mixed
    • Hesitancy, incomplete emptying
    • Pre- and post-prostatectomy

WHY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL?

  • 21 years of combined pelvic experience
  • Private treatment rooms to ensure patient comfort and privacy
  • Sixty-minute treatment sessions and 60-90 minute evaluations allowing us to cater to the patient’s complexity level
  • Treatment of men, women and non-binary patients
  • A standard of acceptance and compassion towards LGBTQ patients
  • Two pelvic therapists trained by the Herman & Wallace Institute for Pelvic Health
  • One pelvic therapist Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction
  • Telesis Biofeedback Software for Prometheus Dual Channel Surface EMG Device
  • Electrical stimulation with internal and external electrodes for muscle strengthening or pain relief